CAIR to Urge Dems to Focus on Civil Rights, Refugees, Policing Reforms at Philadelphia Convention
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(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 7/21/16) – The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is sponsoring two major events during the week of the DNC to urge the Convention to adopt a platform that focuses on civil rights, refugees, policing reforms, economic equality, and the climate crisis.

Countering Islamophobia Town Hall

WHEN: Sunday, July 24, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: The Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
WHAT: On Sunday, July 24, CAIR-Philadelphia, together with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Jewish Voice for Peace, will host a town hall meeting on “Countering Islamophobia.” Speakers at the town hall will include Rep. Keith Ellison, (D-MN); CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad; Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York; Kameelah M. Rashad, Muslim chaplain at University of Pennsylvania; Raed Jarrar, government relations manager at AFSC; Donna Nevel of the Network Against Islamophobia, Jewish Voice for Peace; and Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia

CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender, 917-660-3805, jbender@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

Muslim and Interfaith News Conference to coincide with the opening of the DNC

WHEN: Monday, July 25, 10 a.m.
WHERE: The Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
WHAT: Interfaith and Muslim Press Conference to focus on advancing Muslim and progressive agendas.
CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender, 917-660-3805, jbender@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

CAIR recently held a news conference at the site of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to challenge the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim stance of the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and of other party officials and representatives. (See video)

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CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender, 917-660-3805, jbender@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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